BIO 293 - Biology Study Abroad

Course Description

In this class, students are provided the opportunity to travel to a specified destination affiliated with the corresponding biology non-trip course. This course will serve to integrate the student learning experience and provide a sense of cultural perspective, diversity and regional awareness. The course is an opportunity for students to explore other areas around the world while applying discipline-specific course content. For a more specific course description, please review the course description of the associated non-trip course. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours

1

Contact Hours

1

Recitation Hours

1

Required Prerequisites

BIO 110 and BIO 110L, or BIO 115 and BIO 115L, or BIO 116 and BIO 116L

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge:
  • Recognize intercultural competencies by moving across physical and cultural boundaries, to see the world from multiple perspectives.
Application:
  • Compare/contrast their regional and host cultures.
  • Illustrate a global view of the discipline of study.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills including the ability to write, discuss, read and reason relative to an international experience.
Integration:
  • Demonstrate the ability to interact constructively with people of different cultures through discipline-specific research, study, travel and immersion.
Human Dimension:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and respect for global diversity including, but not limited to, races, religions, subcultures and ethnicities.
  • Identify their role in a multicultural world.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to other people by recognizing the value of common human experiences, as well as the value of those experiences that are different.
  • Evaluate their understanding of one's personal country, culture, heritage and way of life as it relates to cultivating him/herself and his/her relationship with others.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Apply cultural learning obtained from the study abroad experience to their own academic discipline and/or career direction.